Music of the Caribbean
‘World music’ is one of AQA’s three strands for GCSE Music, and within that strand ‘Music of the Caribbean’ is one of the topics covered. This means that Caribbean music may come up on the listening exam (Unit 1); judging from past papers, most of the questions are not likely to require specific knowledge of Caribbean music, except perhaps for when it comes to identifying Caribbean instruments (such as steel pans). However,
Caribbean music can be a fun way to explore AQA’s five areas of study, and can also provide some great starting points for performance.